The Road gets pushed back again

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

The Road just got a bit longer: The much-delayed film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's Pulitzer-winning post-apocalyptic sci-fi story has been bumped again, to Nov. 25 from its previous Oct. 16 release date, Dimension announced.

No reason was given for the move of John Hillcoat's movie, which stars Viggo Mortensen, but the move takes The Road out of competition with The Stepfather and Where the Wild Things Are and puts it into contention on the crowded Thanksgiving weekend opposite The Fantastic Mr. Fox, Nine, Ninja Assassin and Old Dogs.

The Road is the tale of a journey taken by a father and his young son across a barren landscape that was blasted by an unnamed cataclysm that destroyed civilization and most life on Earth.